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YHEC at the local level is a basic introduction for youth who are interested in hunting. State YHEC events are at an intermediate level and require youth to have completed a hunter safety course. Local and state YHEC events must feature at least one of the following responsibility/educational events and one of the following shooting events:

Responsibility Events

Test your knowledge of hunter safety, ethics, responsibility and laws

Back of a hunter in blaze orange holding a shotgun with the sun in the background

Hunter Safety Trail

Demonstrate your knowledge of safe hunting practices in various hunting situations

Compass laying on a map

Orienteering

Prove you know how to navigate a course utilizing a map and compass

Skulls of multiple animals on a table

Wildlife Identification

Identify tracks, hides, feathers, and signs of North American wildlife

Shooting Events

Young men wearing ear protection shooting scoped rifles at a range.

.22 Rifle

Utilize a .22 rifle to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets

Young girl smiles after shooting a shotgun on a range.

Shotgun

Demonstrate your shotgun shooting skills across multiple hunters' clay stations

Young man in red shirt shooting a muzzleloading rifle next to a fence.

Muzzleloader

Use a muzzleloading rifle with open sights to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets

Archer in camouflage at full draw.

Archery

Walk through a course with life size animal targets

Date Local, State, or Regional Location City State Contact
May 31, 2024 State NRA Whittington Center Raton New Mexico Rick Andes
[email protected]
575-799-7285
June 1, 2024 State Terrebonne Parrish Sheriff Rifle Range Houma Louisiana Jeff DeBlieux
[email protected]
985-855-9619
June 1, 2024 Local Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Woodworth Louisiana Kimberly Cedars
[email protected]
318-446-0544
June 1, 2024 Local Arlington Sportsmen's Club Mansfield Texas David Hammonds
[email protected]
817-915-4294
June 6, 2024 State Benton County Quail Association Bentonville Arkansas Gary Jobe
[email protected]
713-253-7914
June 7-11, 2024 State Tanana Valley Sportsmen's Association Fairbanks Alaska Curtis Stables
[email protected]
907-488-7662
June 15, 2024 State PA Game Commission Scotia Range Complex on SGL 176 State College Pennsylvania Connie Petris
[email protected]
607-857-6882
June 15, 2024 State Mid South Quail Forever Chapter 3149 Memphis Tennessee Sherrie A. Baskin
[email protected]
901-496-9798
June 22, 2024 State Potomac Fish and Game Williamsport Maryland Jerrod Bauerline
[email protected]
410-259-6824
June 22, 2024 Local Chippewa County Shooting Association Sault Sainte Marie Michigan Sara Possehn
[email protected]
616-477-3083
June 24, 2024 Regional National Muzzleloader Rifle Association Friendship Indiana Richard Lathrop
easternregionalyhec.com
607-425-4207
July 23, 2024 Central Regional Benton County Quail Association Bentonville Arkansas Gary Jobe
[email protected]
713-253-7914
August 10-11, 2024 State Capital Area Sportsmen's League Lansing Michigan Sara Possehn
[email protected]
616-477-3083
September 7, 2024 Local PA State Game Land 300 Archbald Pennsylvania Angela Saar
[email protected]
570-241-1758
October 19, 2024 State Arlington Sportsmen's Club Mansfield Texas David Hammonds
[email protected]
817-915-4294

Want To Know More 

For more information about YHEC, contact Youth Hunter Education at (844) 221-8861 or [email protected]